Every locality has a food that they can call it their own. We usually miss the food that we eat while growing up. A lot of Cebuanos are now living abroad or at least away from Cebu and there are just days that they miss certain dishes. These dishes are the ones that remind them of home, or childhood or people they love. Here are recipes for 7 dishes that will delight any Cebuano's heart, tongue, and belly:
Ikkousha means "one happy place". This new ramen shop is positioning itself to be the happy place for Cebuano Ramen lovers. Ikkousha Ramen comes from Hakata, Japan. Hakata is the home of Tonkotsu, the legendary broth that made ramen a worldwide phenomenon. At Ikkousha Ramen Cebu, you can expect the best and most authentic Tonkotsu Ramen in town.
You cannot say you are a Cebuano foodie until you partake and enjoy the offerings of your local Pungko-Pungko stall. Pungko means squat in the Cebuano language. The Pungko-Pungko name was attached to vendors who walk to sell food and when they find interested eaters they usually look for a clean corner and squat or "pungko" to eat. Now, most Pungko-Pungko suki do not need to look for their favorite vendor because there are now in many places in the city that are known for this type of "cuisine". The popular hotspots for pungko-pungko are the stalls in the Fuente area at the back of Sampaguita Suites, Redemptorist Church Area near Foodarama, and Cebu Doctor's University area beside McDonald's.
Christmas is synonymous to lechon in Cebu. During the Christmas season, you will probably eat lechon every day if you love going to Christmas parties here in the Queen City of the South. I lived in Manila before and they do not eat as much lechon as an average Cebuano. Since people living in Cebu eat so much lechon, each one of us has a favorite part. Here is my take on the most delicious parts of the lechon.
There was a time that steakhouses in Cebu where an endangered species after one of its most established one (David's Steakhouse) closed down. I saw the "steak revival" in the past couple of years as more and more establishments opened specializing in steak. The Choobi Choobi group recently joined the fray by opening the newest steakhouse in Cebu, Angus Dan's.